Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail

MODERATE 52 reviews

Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail is a 3.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Dadeville, Alabama that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

3.2 miles 515 feet Loop

dog friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Beautiful trail, well signed, pretty lake views, most scenic trail in Alabama

8 days ago

If you are going to choose between this and the Deadening Alpine Trail, the Deadening is better

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9 days ago

Good trail with some moderately steep sections to deal with (towards the end, you run perpendicular with the elevation making for a good leg workout). Good views and decent traffic on a Saturday afternoon. We did the Cherokee Ridge Alpine Loop Trail, and will be back soon for the others.

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12 days ago

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16 days ago

This was an awesome hike with beautiful views of the lake. Would love to go in early April to see all the azaleas blooming! Will do again!

hiking
24 days ago

Good first hike of the year!!

25 days ago

Great views of Beautiful Lake Martin.

26 days ago

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1 month ago

moderately challenging. beautiful scenery.

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1 month ago

One of many trails originating from this location. All are excellent!

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1 month ago

Hiked the 3-mile north trail today. This section, in my opinion, has some of the best scenic views of all the Cherokee Ridge trails and some good natural features along the trail.
One of my favorites!

A great place to get away for a little while. Highly recommend!

2 months ago

This trail was fun. Did not make it through the entire trail due to time but it was so much fun for my dog and I. There was ice on the rocks that day. It was beautiful. Well worth the time. I will definitely be going back.

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2 months ago

There are in fact several connected loop trails from this location. You can choose different ways according to your time and energy, it can be as short as 1 mile and as long as 7 mile, which I think one can spend a whole day there.Trails are well designed and we can get very close to the water. Will go there again.

hiking
3 months ago

This trail is supported but the Cherokee ridge Alpine Trail Association, and they're doing a great job. It is well marked and maintained. There is a map at the beginning of the trailhead (head to the right of the stone sign in the parking lot), which tells you how to extend your hike. If you complete the side loops according to the map, you can hike up to seven miles. Very beautiful both along the lake and in the trees.

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3 months ago

I loved this trail and looking forward to returning soon. The 3.1 mile loop is challenging in some parts because of elevation changes and steep rocky terrain, but the variety of trees, plants and views of the lake make it worth it. I did the trail solo and felt relatively safe. There is a sign-in sheet at the Deadening Alpine entrance. Trail is easy to follow and fall colors were amazing.